Wayne Rooney is back at Everton, and it took just 34 minutes for the prodigal son to make his presence felt in a friendly against Kenyan club Gor Mahia. To use a baseball analogy, Rooney is firmly in the slow designated hitter phase of his career, but he can still hit the occasional home run when the moment arises.
Per Mertesacker is a giant of a soccer player. Giants aren’t known for their agility.
That didn’t stop the 6-6 German from scoring his version of an overhead kick in Arsenal’s first preseason friendly of the new season on Thursday in Sydney, Australia.
The BFG’s goal overshadowed record-signing Alexandre Lacazette’s Arsenal debut. The French striker scored, but who needs a $60 million striker when you can throw Mertesacker in at forward?
Meet United States youth international goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann.
Following their sixth straight Serie A title, it’s difficult to imagine the Italian top flight playing out any differently this upcoming season. Former Italian international and Inter Milan legend Christian Vieri admitted he thought as much when speaking with Corriere dello Sport on Monday.
If you put your ear close enough to your device’s audio speaker, you can hear this shot whistle. I s**t you not, whether you're at the office, on the bus or in a public library, play the video again but put your ear right next the speaker like its a seashell and turn it way, way up.
That’s the rushing sound of Ziri Hammar just lacing a shot for Algerian club USM Alger against Zimbabwe’s CAPS United in the CAF Champions League group stage.
Mexico fans were not super excited with the way El Tri ended their run at the Confederations Cup. A 4-1 defeat to Germany in the semifinals followed by a 2-1 defeat to a Cristiano-less Portugal in the third place game left most folks feeling Mexico should have been more competitive.
Mexico were, however, still capable of moments of magic, as Marco Fabian proved with the consolation goal against Germany, which was named the goal of the Confederations Cup.